Honoring Charles Darwin, the father of
evolution, Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve our gene
pool--by removing themselves from it.
2006 Darwin Award Winner
Confirmed True by Darwin
(10 January 2007, Germany) A 63-year-old man's extraordinary effort to
eradicate moles from his property resulted in a victory for the moles. The
man pounded several metal rods into the ground and connected them--not to
household current, which would have been bad enough--but to a
high-voltage power line, intending to render the subterranean realm
Incidentally, the maneuver electrified the very ground on which he
stood. He was found dead some time later, at his holiday property on the
Baltic Sea. Police had to trip the main circuit breaker before venturing
onto the property.
The precise date of the sexagenarian's demise could not be ascertained,
but the electric bill may provide a clue.